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December 9 2020 – Coats4Vets Initiative

for Homeless, Transitional, and in Need Veterans in the City of Woburn.

Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo and Officer Mark Ohearn are seen donating “Coat4Vets Buckets”, winter jackets with assorted snacks and Covid 19 supplies to City of Woburn Veterans Agent Larry Guiseppe. The program is sponsored by The MASS Military Support Organization with support from The New England Patriot, Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lot, and the MASS Chief of Police Association.

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September 30th 2020 – Fundraiser – November 30 2020

Ferullo Field Flag Pole Park

The Friends of Woburn Veterans wish to officially turn back over the area on Main Street in North Woburn, now called Ferullo Field Flag Park.  All work to that area is now complete. Flag poles, walkway, benches, lighting, landscaping and irrigation system.  The total cost of the project was $272,500.00, generated soley from local donations received by the Friends of Woburn Veterans.
To date, the Friends of Woburn Veterans organization has donated over $1,250,000.00 in veterans oriented projects to the City of Woburn.  What an achievement!  Thank you to all our friends and local businesses for your continued support.  We look forward to continuing to construct and/or refurbish Veterans projects throughout our fine city!.

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Wednesday November 11 2020  – VETERANS DAY 2020

Woburn Public Schools Middle School Visual & Fine Arts Veterans Day video

LINK TO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/NpEXso1fHME

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Thursday November 12 2020 Salem Street Bridge Dedication

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Wednesday September 9th 2020 The Cummings Foundation site review 

 

Special review comments to Larry Guiseppe from Col. USA (MC) ret. Bill & Laura Shea of the Cummings Foundation….

“Larry..  What a wonderful site visit !  You have used Cummings Foundation funds wisely and effectively. You represent your country, the USMC and your community with the highest values. You make us proud to be Americans.  Congratulations on a job well done!     Please share this message with your committee members AND we will report of your Outstanding efforts on this project completion.”


Friday March 13th 2020 special FUNDRAISING event. ONE DAY ONLY!

DINING FOR A CAUSE

The 99 Restuarant, 291 Mishawum Road WoburnMA 01801

Print out the above coupon (or swing by the VA office for a copy) and go into the 99 Mischawum Rd location anytime on Friday March 13th and eat.  The restuarant will donate 15% of all sales (excluding online orders, tax and gratuity) from every customer to the Friends of Woburn Veterans. 

This fundraiser is valid for  ONE DAY ONLY – FRIDAY MARCH 13TH 2020!

 


March 29 2020 – Vietnam Veterans are Honored

On March 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that is now celebrated each year on March 29.

The recognition is extended to men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, whether in peacetime or war. Nine million Americans — about 6.4 million of them living today — served during that period. 

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CANCELLED 3-16-2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ….

WOBURNThis year on Sunday March 29th, the Woburn Historical Society presents the showing of our own Voices from Vietnam film at the Woburn High School auditorium starting at 2pm.

The film, written by Kathy Lucero and Bob Maguire with help from Larry Guiseppe (Woburn’s Veterans’ Services Officer), was directed and edited by Brian Ouellette.

The film, narrated by Kathy McGann (US Army Nurse – 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang and daughter of WWII veteran Mike McGann), focuses on the personal experiences of five Woburn residents who served in the Vietnam War in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  Paul Devlin (US Marines), Larry Guiseppe (US Marines), Frank Haubner (US Army), Tom Quigley (US Marines) and Dave Wall (US Marines) recount their experiences of enlistment, boot camp and deployment…some of the experiences were funny, some tragic…some very emotional.

Copies of the Voices from Vietnam dvd is available for purchase by clicking here.

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VIETNAM WAR, 50th COMMEMORATION BOOK/DVD

A Time To Honor.  Stories of Service

Image result for vietnam war 50th commemoration a time to honorHalf a century has passed since the Vietnam War, and 50 years of novels, films and music have dramatized and mythologized the controversial conflict.  This book approaches the war in a uniquely personal way, focusing on individual stories of men and women from every state and Service who fulfilled their duty during the Vietnam War.  Their day-to-day experiences are heartbreaking, raw, detailed and sometimes even humorous.

More than 58,000 troops lost their lives in Vietnam.  The rest came home to bitterly divided fellow Americans, and the protesters’ hostility toward the war spilled over to the warriors.

These individual stories give us a glimpse of what the war was like from a ground-level, personal perspective.  Our effort here is to recognize and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans. It is well past time to welcome these men and women home, to remember their service, and to honor their sacrifices.

We will try to have FREE copies of this book/dvd at the Voices of Vietnam showing for our Vietnam Veteran attendees. 

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BOSTON Recognizes Vietnam Veterans – Monday March 30th 2020 CANCELLED 3/10/2020

All Vietnam-era veterans and organizations are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the parade, as well as, attend the speaking program and ceremony. Veterans and organizations that plan to participate are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, February 28th. 

For additional information on how to participate or to RSVP, please contact Jessica Katon in the Office of State Representative Paul Schmid at 617-722-2017 or [email protected] or Tara Barboza in the Office of State Representative Alan Silvia at 617 -722-2230 or [email protected]

https://hi-in.facebook.com/frgtv/photos/a.352218724809500/2966250926739587/?type=3&theater

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Monday, November 25 2019

US Pavement Services – Thanksgiving Turkeys.

On May 8, 2019, Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin issued a proclamation to U.S. Pavement Services Founder and CEO Mike Musto for his continuous support and dedication to giving back to the veterans of the city of Woburn.

Swing by the Veterans office and pick up your complimentary Thanksgiving turkey while they last!  Donated by Mike Musto and the entire Musto Family! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Monday, November 11th 2019

VETERANS DAY 2019

Thank you to everyone involved for another amazing Veterans Day!  If you missed this years ceremony, enjoy the following video and images of the days events! 

Veterans Day 2019 Video on the Common

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Veterans Day 2019 Image 3              Veterans Day 2019 Image 4

Veterans Day 2019 Image 5               Veterans Day 2019 Image 6

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Friday, November 8th 2019

LORD HOBO BREWERY ANNOUCES FUNDRAISER TO BENIFIT FRIENDS OF WOBURN VETERANS

WHEN: Friday,  November 8th 2019

WHERE: 5 Draper Street  Woburn, M A  0 1 8 0 1

TIME:  11AM to Midnight

Lord Hobo Brewery Friends of Woburn Veterans

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Saturday, November 2nd 2019

S/Sgt. John M. Ferullo Field Rededication & Military Flag Memorial

When: Saturday November 2, 2019

Time: Starting at 10:30am

Place: Ferullo Field, Main Street Woburn, MA

The park has been redesigned/upgraded to include 7 new flag poles; United States flag, MIA/POW flag and the 5 branches of our military services; Army, Navy, Marines Corp, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Ceremony to include special guest speakers, a flag raising ceremony followed by a free cookout. We wish to express a special thanks to:

  • Joyce and Bill Cummings/Cummings Foundation, Inc.
  • Mayor Scott Galvin
  • Woburn City Council
  • Woburn Recreation Department
  • Woburn Engineering Department & Public Works Department
  • Koster & Sons Construction, Inc.
  • Quinn Electrical Service, Inc.
  • Kenton Landscaping and Masonry
  • Heimlich Landscaping & Construction
  • Skylight Studios, Inc.
  • Woburn Lions Club
  • Kiwanis Club of Woburn

 Sponsored by: The Friends of Woburn Veterans Organization

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